LSAT Tip of the Week

    describe the imageThe LSAT is designed not only as a test of conceptual abilities--it is also a test of intimidation.

    How do the test makers ensure that the reasing comprehension passages are challenging?

    Often by choosing subjects that seem daunting; many passages are based on esoteric topics, filled with sophisticated-sounding scientific or technical terms. It is vital that you avoid intimidation as a response to words or phrases which you have never seen. Since the makers of the LSAT do not expect or require outside knowledge with regard to Reading Comprehension passage topics, unfamiliar terms or phrases will almost always be surrounded by context clues.

    To read more about the Reading Comprehension section of the LSAT, check out this excerpt of The PowerScore LSAT Reading Comprehension Bible

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